Heating and cooling, with or without an air conditioner

Summertime, and you can fry an egg on the street! Last week’s heat wave led to this most-asked question: “Do you have air conditioning?” In the house, with no air conditioner I ‘fessed up to people, this year, that I did not grow up with air conditioning. I did not get one until years after

It takes a lot of money to make a house that useless

For buyers, if a house you are looking at has functional obsolescence -- that most people agree is obsolete -- there will be a discount to the price. Functional obsolescence is the economic term for an item that is no longer useful or desirable because of an outdated design feature. In real estate, that covers